Culture

New central library to be built on former Hotel Estoril plot (Update)

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced on Thursday that the new Macao Central Library will be built on the plot of the former Hotel Estoril by Praça do Tap Seac.

11 Sep, 2020

IC introduces Black Box Theatre, Iec Long & Lai Chi Vun projects

During the Thursday press conference, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) also introduced its Black Box Theatre project, the revitalisation and partial opening of the former Iec Long Firecracker Factory in Taipa and the Lai Chi Vun shipyards in Coloane.

11 Sep, 2020

Group urges graft busters to probe Lok Kok Teahouse demolition

The Macau Synergy Association think tank said in a statement on Thursday that it has sent a letter to Commissioner Against Corruption Chan Tsz King calling for an official investigation into the “suspected illegal approval” of the demolition of Lok Kok Teahouse in Rua Cinco de Outubro.

11 Sep, 2020

New Macao Central Library to be built on former Hotel Estoril site

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced that the new Macao Central Library will be built in the land plot of the former Hotel Estoril in Tap Seac Square.

10 Sep, 2020

UNESCO asked China for clarification on buildings near the Macao Guia Lighthouse

UNESCO asked China for clarification on issues raised by the Concern Group for the Protection of the Guia Lighthouse regarding the construction of high-rise buildings in the vicinity” of the lighthouse – a monument classified as a world heritage site – according to Rádio Macau.

9 Sep, 2020

Macao Museum reopens its 1st-floor permanent exhibition area today

The Macao Museum, which is run by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), has concluded a comprehensive safety inspection and enhancement work of some of its facilities, and will reopen the permanent exhibition area on the first floor today.

8 Sep, 2020

20% of Macau Public Library books are in languages other than Chinese

The Macao Public Library has a collection of approximately one million books, of which 80% are in the Chinese language, while 20% are in other languages.

8 Sep, 2020

Macau Cathedral to close in October for renovation

Macao's Catholic Cathedral will close next month for about nine months for renovation.

6 Sep, 2020

Xian Xinghai museum in China’s list on monuments dedicated to the victory against Japan

The Xian Xinghai Memorial Museum in Macao has been added to the list of Chinese monuments and sites dedicated to the victory against Japan in World War II.

4 Sep, 2020

Cinematheque•Passion vows to operate within its monthly budget

Jenny Ip Chao Mui, the operations manager of Cinematheque•Passion, told reporters on Tuesday that the cinema’s monthly budget is around MOP 400,000 to 500,000, predicting that this month it will be able to operate within its budget.

2 Sep, 2020

Top court to move to old courthouse (Update)

Macao’s top court will move to the long-vacant old courthouse in the city centre, while several civic leaders suggest the government redevelop the long-abandoned Estoril Hotel in Praça do Tap Seac into the new central library.

31 Aug, 2020

New Cinematheque Passion operators write ‘love letter to the cinema’

Jenny Ip Chao Mui, operations manager of Cinematheque•Passion, says that her new team consists of young people full of passion and aspirations, adding that the team wants to pay tribute to their love of cinematic art, therefore they entitled September’s reopening theme as “A Love Letter to the Cinema”.

31 Aug, 2020

Government axes library project for old courthouse (Update)

The government has decided not to go ahead with the controversial project by its predecessor to redevelop the old courthouse in Nam Van into the city’s new central library.

27 Aug, 2020

Ex-Passion operator to hold film day on Sunday

The former operator of the government-owned Cinematheque•Passion, CUT, said in a statement on Wednesday that it will hold a film day on Sunday with live music, an exhibition and screenings of two short films – This is Not the End and À Bout de Cinémathèque (“At the End of Cinémathèque”).

27 Aug, 2020

Macao Archives shows pirates in local waters

The Archives of Macao (AM), which is run by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), is holding an exhibition entitled “Pirates in the Waters of Macao” to showcase the “phenomenon of piracy in the surrounding waters of Macao” and how it impacted the city.

27 Aug, 2020

Macao Central Library will not be built in the Old Court House

The future Macao Central Library will no longer be built in the Old Court building, in Praia Grande.

26 Aug, 2020

New board of directors appointed to TDM

The director of GCS, Chan Lou, the president of the Holy House of Mercy Antonio Freitas and legislator Vong Hin Fai have been appointed as new members of the non-executive board of directors of TDM.

26 Aug, 2020

Tap Siac Craft Market to be held in November, call for proposals started

Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) the Tap Siac Craft Market will be held from 20 to 22 November and from 27 to 29 November in the eponymous square, the Chinese name which is also spelt Tap Seac (“Stacked Rocks”) in Western languages.

26 Aug, 2020

Old factory in future tyre park to be demolished for hygiene reasons

A row of former textile factory buildings situated in an area planned for the city’s first-ever tyre park in Taipa need to be demolished as they are posing an environmental hygiene threat to the nearby residential neighbourhoods.

24 Aug, 2020

Cinematheque•Passion to reopen on 1 September

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Wednesday that the Cinematheque•Passion located in Travessa da Paixão will reopen on 1 September.

20 Aug, 2020